May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month.
Each year, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) declares May to be "National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month." It's a peak
season for asthma and allergy sufferers, and a perfect time to educate your patients, family, friends, co-workers and others about these diseases.
May is a great time to help raise awareness and funds for asthma and allergic diseases. To get involved this May, start raising funds and awareness
for asthma and allergies today!
LifeScience Moment: The Supreme Court ruled the 1906 Pure Food and Drugs Act does not prohibit false therapeutic claims.
On May 29, 1911, in U.S. v. Johnson, the Supreme Court ruled that the 1906 Pure Food and Drugs Act does not prohibit false therapeutic claims but only
false and misleading statements about the ingredients or identity of a drug.
In 1912, Congress issued corrective legislation. The Sherley Amendment brought therapeutic claims within the jurisdiction of the Pure Food and Drugs Act
but required the agency to prove those claims to be false and fraudulent before they would be judged as illegal.
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Anthrax Bacteria (Photo Credit: Janice Haney Carr)
"Education: that which reveals to the wise, and conceals from the stupid, the vast limits of their knowledge."
Mark Twain, American writer